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Richmond Hill hires new fire chief

Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as city-council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday night's regular meeting in city hall.

January 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 13

Dec. 18: Simple battery - A woman police described as frantic said she was having a verbal dispute with husband at their Stewart Drive residence when things became physical. The woman said she confronted her husband about photos and emails she found that were about another woman. She admitted to police she slapped her husband in the face and told him to leave if he was going to cheat on her. She said he became angry and started to choke her.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tornado warning issued in area

A tornado warning was issued for Liberty and Long counties about 3:30 and is to be in effect until 4:15.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storms possible this afternoon

Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southeast Georgia this afternoon.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Gunman robs convenience store

A robbery early Wednesday morning left a store clerk shaken but not hurt.

January 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 10

Dec. 19: Matter of record - A Midway woman called deputies about a possible suicide attempt when a male relative reportedly told his family "goodbye" and said he loved them before leaving the home on foot.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Home invasion results in shooting

A Hinesville man was shot Wednesday night during a scuffle with an intruder at his Pineland Square Apartments home. An unknown gunman reportedly forced his way in the apartment the victim shares with his girlfriend.

January 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspect indicted in 3rd ID soldier's death

A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Carl Evan Swain, 43, of Alabama, on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 30 death of a Fort Stewart soldier, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Office.

January 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man shot at Hinesville apartment

A man was shot Wednesday night at Pineland Square apartments on Pineland Avenue in Hinesville. According to Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs, the victim was at home when a female friend came to the door. As she entered the apartment, a man reportedly accosted her and tried to force his way in. Two other men reportedly lingered behind the first man. A skirmish allegedly ensued between the first suspect and the apartment resident, which is when the victim was shot in the left shoulder. Although the man's wound appeared to be non-life-threatening, Cribbs said he was taken to ...

January 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 8

Dec. 13: Theft by conversion - A woman and her boyfriend living with her mother claimed the mother tossed them out without a proper eviction. The couple said they left and returned the next day to retrieve their property but the mother had locked up 250 of her DVD movies and refused to give them back.

January 08, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Cold weather tips from insurance commish

Atlanta – With bitter cold weather on us, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians of important insurance and fire safety tips.

January 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wind chill advisories up this morning

Wind chill advisories are up across Southeast Georgia this morning as the breeze is making the 15-20 degree temperatures seem much colder.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 6

Dec. 17: Theft by taking, bicycle - Someone was seen riding a blue bicycle down East Court Street that reportedly was taken from the New and Not Store on South Main Street. An employee of the store told the manage she saw a man riding the stolen bicycle but police were not able to locate the man or bike. The store manage said they were closing up for the night and started to put away the inventory they kept on the sidewalk in front of the store. She said while she was putting a few things inside, a man swiped the ...

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Freeze warning issued for area

A freeze warning is in effect for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long Counties. But no storms are predicted.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


H-ville man shot to death in Jesup

Area law-enforcement agencies are tight-lipped following the discovery of a Hinesville man's body Dec. 23 on Whaley Street in Jesup and a Christmas Eve shooting at the intersection of South West Broad and Cherry streets that injured three people.

December 31, 2013 | By Derby Waters Jesup Press-Sentinel | Public Safety


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Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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